Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Co-Founder of Greenpeace: Greenpeace Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Just hit the search box on this blog for Patrick Moore's name and you'll see I've long been a fan of his.  Here he goes again, impressing me with his logic:
“If you plan to destroy test fields to prevent responsible testing and development of Golden Rice for humanitarian purposes, you will be accused of contributing to a crime against humanity. Your actions will be carefully registered and you will, hopefully, have the opportunity to defend your illegal and immoral actions in front of an international court.” -- Dr. Ingo Potrykus to Greenpeace, February 2001

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines “crimes against humanity” as acts that are “committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack - intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.”

According to the World Health Organization between 250,000 to 500,000 children become blind every year due to vitamin A deficiency, half of whom die within a year of becoming blind. Millions of other people suffer from various debilitating conditions due to the lack of this essential nutrient.

Golden Rice is a genetically modified form of rice that, unlike conventional rice, contains beta-Carotene in the rice kernel. Beta-Carotene is converted to vitamin A in humans and is important for eyesight, the immune system, and general good health. Swiss scientist and humanitarian Dr. Ingo Potrykus and his colleagues developed Golden Rice in 1998. It has been demonstrated in numerous studies that golden rice can eliminate vitamin A deficiency.

Greenpeace and its allies have successfully blocked the introduction of golden rice for over a decade, claiming it may have “environmental and health risks” without ever elaborating on what those risks might be. After years of effort the Golden Rice Humanitarian Project, led by Dr. Potrykus, The Rockefeller Foundation and others were unable to break through the political opposition to golden rice that was generated directly by Greenpeace and its followers...

It is clear by the facts that Greenpeace is guilty of crimes against humanity as defined by the International Criminal Court.
Why do they hate their fellow man so much?


allen (in Michigan) said...

Then don't hate their fellow man particularly. They're just in love with their belief in their superiority.

And love is blind.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Oh come on, they don't hate their fellow man. They simply realize that their moral elevation allows them to see dangers, both ethical and physical, that lesser human beings are incapable of seeing. Due to insufficient intelligence and/or moral rectitude.

It's then up to the superior to protect the inferior from ourselves. We need the guidance and wisdom of lefties and just because we're too stupid to see that doesn't mean they shouldn't do what they can to protect us from the consequences of our inadequacies.

Oh sure, millions of desperatly poor children will go blind as a result but you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs now can you?

Ellen K said...

In many ways I think some of the most liberal people are the most entrenched in beliefs based on little more than conjecture.

Anonymous said...

"Golden Rice" is snake oil. It would be far better to educate folks to eat a more balanced diet than to trust the chemists who created "Golden Rice."

Does anyone else remember how the "scientists" tried to push the idea that margarine was better for us than butter? How'd that turn out? Fortunately, there were some of us (like me) who stayed with butter all the way.

The only thing "golden" about "Golden Rice" is the amount of gold it can make for its creators.


Darren said...

I don't buy the "they were wrong on margarine, so they're wrong on Golden Rice" argument. I'm not even sure if the same people made both arguments.